Category Archives: Family

What Do Retired People Do?

At around 10.30 AM every Sunday without fail, my Godson ND will ring me up to catch up with or share any news that may have transpired the previous week. I always end the call with the quip that he … Continue reading

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The Way We Were.

There are some days when one gets hit with more than a couple of reminders of how fragile life is and today is one of those. First in the morning, I rang up my elder cousin to wish him on … Continue reading

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A Unicorn Came Calling.

This is Simone. Isn’t she the cutest little girl that you ever saw? She is our neighbourhood’s Dennis but not the Menace. I am not the neighbourhood’s Mr. Wilson.  I simply cannot be. Chutki is the neighbourhood’s BFF.

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Roles And Perceptions.

An Industrial Psychologist, member of a group of Professionals to which I belong in WhatsApp, conducted a survey among us about our experiences as employees and citizens. He is trying to draw up a profile of our group so that … Continue reading

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The Lady Of The House.

I feel like kicking myself. There is not even one recent photograph of mine with my daughter in love and son. I must remedy it asap and arrange for it to be framed and saved for posterity. In the meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Rains.

There are two main rainy seasons in India called The Monsoons One is the current season in most parts of Western and Northern India called the South West Monsoon and the other later in the year operative in most of … Continue reading

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Melancholy.

The same friend who had accused me of melancholia, after reading my post on Life, rang me up this morning to reinforce his argument that I am prone to melancholia. This time around, I took some time to reflect on … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger – Ho Jayega.

This is the mug from which I now drink my morning and afternoon tea. Ho Jayega in Hindi means It Will Happen. Yesterday evening I heard my son Ranjan singing something that sounded like arewah punma punma punma. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The English Language.

Padmum who holds a Master’s Degree in English and has taught English to college students has sent this absolutely stunning information. The Rule of Ablaut Reduplication. Why `tock-tick’ does not sound right to your ears. Ever wondered why we say … Continue reading

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Smile.

The inability to do something that we so take for granted, smile, can cause untold problems. This was not something that I had given any thought to and I am willing to bet that none of my readers would have … Continue reading

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